THE MENU DARK COMEDY
CASTS RALPH FIENNES AND ANYA TAYLOR JOY AS LEADS
As Deadline reports, Mark Mylod will direct a new dark comedy movie for Searchlight titled THE MENU and he has already found his leads in Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor Joy. The film is a psychological thriller set in the
world of eccentric culinary culture, centering on a young couple who visit an exclusive restaurant on a remote island where an acclaimed chef has prepared a lavish tasting menu. Taylor Joy will play one half of the couple. Fiennes is the chef.
|Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor Joy will lead the cast|
HOTEL PORTOFINO SERIES
COMING TO ITV AND BRITBOX
Good news, period drama lovers! ITV and Britbox have hired our dear Beta Film and Eagle Eye Drama (owned by super lovely Walter Iuzzolino)
to produce 1920s Italian riviera set mini series HOTEL PORTOFINO which will also air on Sky Italia and Foxtel in Australia, and possibly on PBS in USA. Created and written by Matt Baker, it already has Natascha McElhone cast in the lead role of the daughter of a wealthy industrialist who moves to Italy to set up a quintessentially British hotel in the beautiful town of Portofino. Shooting this summer in Portofino and on the Croatian coast, the series will also star Mark Umbers (as her charming but dangerous husband, Cecil), Anna Chancellor (as Lady Latchmere, the hotel’s most influential but hard to please guest), Daniele Pecci (as charismatic Count
Carlo Albani), Marco Polo's star Lorenzo Richelmy (as his son Roberto Albani) and Rocco Fasano (as anti fascist activist Gianluca Vitali). This whodunit mystery and also a family drama captures the long established
literary tradition of comic and idiosyncratic British ‘innocents abroad,’ but also reveals darker, more serious storylines, set against the historical backdrop of the rise of Fascism in Mussolini’s Italy.
|Daniele Pecci will be Count Carlo Albani|
|First look on Natascha McElhone in the series!|
|Mark Umbers and Lorenzo Richelmy will also star!|